Residents rescued from fire at apartment building in Brooklyn

PROSPECT LEFFERTS GARDENS, Brooklyn (WABC) -- A dozen people, including several firefighters were injured when fire ripped through a building in Brooklyn on Sunday.

The 2-alarm fire broke out on the second floor of a building above a pharmacy on Flatbush Avenue in Prospect Lefferts Gardens.

Residents had to be rescued off of the fire escape so they could run to safety/

Fire officials say flames are under control, but the heat, along with the number of residents inside created challenges.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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